ACC Football Daily Links — Ranking All 14 Conference Coaches, With Plenty of Discrepancy

Ranking ACC Football Coaches Jimbo Fisher Frank Beamer Dabo Swinney Clemson Florida State Virginia Tech

Monday through Friday each week, we compile the best links on ACC football from around the web.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ranking the ACC’s College Football Coaches for 2013 (Athlon Sports)

1. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech; Record at Virginia Tech: 216-104-2 (1987-present); Record at Murray State: 42-23-2 (1981-1986); Overall Record: 258-127-4 (31 years). First as a player and now as the head coach, Beamer has been a part of Virginia Tech football for four decades, and his success has made “Beamerball” a recognized commodity both within and outside of the state…

Al Golden Never Wavered in Commitment (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

There is a tranquil fountain in Al Golden’s spacious office at Miami, a decorative waterfall that gives the illusion of peace. It’s a futile attempt at serenity. Since the story of the NCAA investigation broke in August 2011 — eight months after he was hired — Golden has been working tirelessly to navigate the program through one of the most highly-publicized and controversial NCAA investigations in the history of college football…

Pitt Football POWER RANKINGS: The 8 Worst Misfortunes of the Last Few Years (SB Nation)

Pitt football’s had a tough couple years. They’ve had injuries, transfers, coaching turnover, and almost every other possible misfortune that could befall a college football program. On the heels of Rushel Shell’s decision to transfer, we decided to power rank the Panthers’ recent episodes of misery. If I’ve left anything out that you feel should be included, feel free to add it in the comments. There’s a lot to dig through, here…

North Carolina State is the First of Many Big-Name Schools That Will Play Football at Foreman Field (Virginian-Pilot)

It’s difficult to believe that it was just 3 ½ years ago that Old Dominion played its first football game. The Monarchs defeated Chowan, a Division II team from Murfreesboro, N.C., 36-21, on Sept. 5, 2009, at Foreman Field. ODU finished 9-2 that first season against a schedule that included three Division II schools. ODU lost to Monmouth and Fordham, schools that offer only a handful of scholarships…

ACC Football Notebook: ‘Noles Still the Favorites (Fox Sports Carolinas)

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher saw what he was looking for in the Seminoles’ 130-play scrimmage Monday, as the team reached the mid-point of spring practice. The coaching staff got an extensive look at the first-, second- and third-team offense and defenses, making building depth a priority, but also extending competition for positions…

Florida State Puts QBs Through Difficult, Challenging First Scrimmage (Orlando Sentinel)

Jimbo Fisher wanted to see how well his quarterbacks could dance. He wanted to see if they could keep their feet — and their wits — as the big, bulky bodies finally started flying at them with mounting stakes, speed and pressure. The quarterback competition has officially commenced…

Pitt Adjusting to Shell’s Departure (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pitt began the task Tuesday of moving on without Rushel Shell after coach Paul Chryst released a statement confirming the team’s No. 1 running back had decided to transfer from the university. “Rushel and I met on Tuesday morning and he informed me of his final decision to transfer,” Chryst said in the statement. “I wish him only the best moving forward…

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